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Botanica de Materia Medica Exhibition Opening Night

Join us for the opening night of our exhibition Botanica de Materia Medica.

Join us for the opening night of Botanica de Materia Medica. You'll get the opportunity to mingle with the artists and curators, enjoy Taylors wines along with delicious canapes, and shop for exquisite pieces before the general public in the beautiful surrounds of Lion Gate Lodge.

Botanica de Materia Medica - Plants that Heal

Since 1999, Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens has held an annual botanic art exhibition at the Sydney Gardens. For many of you it has become an annual pilgrimage to enjoy the works and ambience of the Gardens.

The exhibition, Botanica, showcases the truly exceptional and internationally recognised work of Australian botanical artists. At the same time we endeavour to introduce new and emerging artists.

Traditional botanic art is European, usually in watercolour and must be scientifically accurate. This year we are looking at Botanica de Materia Medica - plants that heal - and welcoming both traditional and wider artistic interpretations of this theme and in a broader range of mediums. We hope it will prove to be an interesting experience for you.

The exhibition raises funds supporting the scientific works and infrastructure of the Gardens.
Your support enables the Gardens to protect our unique plant life from an uncertain future and inspires the community to invest in plant conservation.


Friday 28 July 4pm - 6pm


Early Bird pricing: $65 ($55 Foundation & Friends Members)


Lion Gate Lodge Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
We would like to thank our wonderul sponsors for On the Edge: Species at Risk:


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Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.

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